Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Public Power

Jane Morrison, lifelong activist, dies at 100

Jane Morrison, who was an urban environmentalist before anyone knew what that meant and a central part of the progressive movement in this city for more than half a...

Stopping evictions and price-gouging in the coronavirus crisis

Sup. Dean Preston is calling for a moratorium on all evictions in San Francisco during the coronavirus outbreak. And District Attorney Chesa Boudin has set up a special hotline...

SF’s PG&E buyout makes political — and economic — sense

It has been, my former colleague Savannah Blackwell reminds me, 50 years (and a few months) since the Bay Guardian first published a story by UC Berkeley Biochemistry Professor...

After 50 years, SF poised to move on public power

The Chron kicked off the annual media week of stories on homelessness Sunday with a long, detailed, Q&A – readers submitted questions, and Editor Audrey Cooper and Reporter Kevin...

‘In the name of climate sanity’

The supes listened for more than two and a half hours to testimony and expert reports on the city’s role in climate change – and it became very clear...

Will Newsom sign PG&E bailout bill?

When the San Francisco Chronicle runs an editorial saying that a PG&E bailout bill is a bad idea because it might undermine the city’s right to public power, it’s...

Finally, a city study says public power makes perfect sense

It’s hard to believe, after I’ve spent more than three decades talking about the advantages of public power in San Francisco, that City Hall – including the Mayor’s Office...

Will the state Democratic Party support public power?

The collapse of Pacific Gas and Electric Company is leading to serious efforts on both the statewide and the local level to replace the failed private utility with public-power...

Breed’s State of the City: Let’s all work together

I have a lot of issues with Mayor London Breed’s State of the City speech, and I will get to that in a moment. But I have to say: I...

SF is ready for public power

The California Public Utilities Commission today gave PG&E access to credit markets in advance of an expected bankruptcy filing tomorrow – but the last-minute meeting just energized protesters who...